Alastair McKimm Is Leaving i-D Magazine

Alastair McKimm, the editor-in-chief of British fashion and culture publication i-D, announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the title. In an Instagram post showcasing his many i-D covers, he thanked his staff and collaborators for their support during his five year tenure.

Under McKimm’s leadership, i-D magazine balanced commercial success with British cool.

The news comes at the heels of model turned entrepreneur Karlie Kloss’s acquisition of the magazine in November 2023. She currently serves as the brand’s chief executive and chairperson of Bedford Media, the magazine’s parent. The title was previously owned by Vice Media.

According to a note sent to staff that was obtained by BoF, McKimm said he truly believes his departure is “the best thing to do for i-D, Karlie and [his] own sanity.”

”I’m truly grateful that Karlie invested in i-D’s legacy,” he wrote. “I’m behind her 100% in what she wants to do and to that end I feel that stepping aside and opening the door for a new team is the way to go.”

McKimm will continue his work as a stylist and design consultant with clients including Marc Jacobs and Gucci.

A successor has not yet been named.

Learn more:

Karlie Kloss Is Acquiring i-D Magazine

With the acquisition, the model will become i-D’s CEO.

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